Arabic in Cambridge
Britain and the Arab world have been conducting business since medieval times and through to the modern era, practically without interruption. For example, during the 1950s and 1960s, migration to Britain increased as the Arab world struggled to emerge from the era of colonialism, and many of these new arrivals settled in Cambridge: as a university city, it especially attracted families who wanted their children to get a world-class education. In 2011, the National Association of British Arabs estimated that there are around half a million people living in the UK whose first language is Arabic, and almost 1,000 of them live in Cambridge. Most come from Somalia, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, meaning that studying Modern Standard Arabic will allow you to explore an array of cultures and help you connect with these ethnic groups on a whole new level. Contact us to get started learning Arabic in Cambridge!
Why Study Arabic in Cambridge
For Work and Studies: Learning Arabic will help you advance your career in Cambridge. If you specialise in the area of technology, you will find plenty of job opportunities in the region called Silicon Fen. For example, Allen Hamilton, TribePost and Abbexa Ltd are always looking for Arabic bilingual speakers to communicate with their clients in the Middle East. Sign up for an Arabic course and you will be at an advantage over other applicants who only speak English! And if you are not looking for a job but would like to study instead, you will be happy to know that Cambridge University offers many suitable courses and opportunities for research. For instance, if you decide to enrol in their Middle Eastern Studies programme, you will gain access to one of the world's great languages through the study of its culture and history. You will even have the option of studying Arabic on its own or in combination with Hebrew, Persian or a modern European language. This institution asks future candidates to have at least a basic level of Arabic before starting the programme, so get in touch with Language Trainers about our Exam Preparation Course to learn how we can help prepare you.
For Culture: Beyond working and studying, Cambridge also has a lot of opportunities for you to experience Arab cultures. For example, you can join the Cambridge University Arab Society’s weekly Tea and Coffee event, where you can enjoy a chill evening of music, mint tea, and Arab desserts, such as homemade knaffeh and basboose. And if you are interested in Arab art, you can take part in the annual Ahbab Festival, a platform for engaging with music, arts and creativity from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The festival started in 2016 as a two-day celebration of Arab cinema and music at Cambridge Junction. Every year, amazing singers come from Egypt and Morocco to share their talents, and after a few lessons with us, we are sure you will be able to understand the meaning of the lyrics without to the need of an English translation!
For Social: If you would like to meet like-minded people with an interest in Arabic in the city, you can join the Cambridge University Arab Society. This is a cultural, non-political university society that aims at bringing together young Arab and non-Arab people and to give insights into Arab culture, traditions, history, and to discuss Arab affairs. It is open to people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races and beliefs, so don’t hesitate to join them if you would like to learn more about this ancient culture while putting your new Arabic skills to use in a relaxed environment. Another option is to join one of the meet-up groups, such as Cambridge International Friends. This group was founded with the objective of encouraging friendships between people from all over the world. Today, it has almost 4,000 members, so you will surely find some new friends with an interest in the Arabic language.
Where to Learn Arabic in and around Cambridge
Let’s get started with Arabic today! Our professional instructors are experienced in guiding people to fluency, even when the language is as challenging as Arabic. You can study in the comfort of your home, office or even in a public place, if you prefer. Some options where you can take your lessons are Cambridge Central Library on 7 Lion Yard, Cafe Blue Sage on Mill Road and Stir on Chesterton Road.
And if you are not based in downtown Cambridge, do still contact us to study Arabic. We have amazing tutors waiting to get started in Teversham, Comberton, Dry Drayton, Milton or Fulbourn.
Find out more about our language courses today! Let’s go, لنذهب (linadhhab)! Please, take our free Arabic Level Test if you have studied the language before, and then we can start designing a course based on your current ability.
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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Cambridge
Our general one-on-one courses in Cambridge will help students improve their Arabic level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Arabic classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business Arabic Course in Cambridge
Our Arabic courses in Cambridge are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Arabic and email skills, as well as a level of survival Arabic, granting them the ability to work in a country where Arabic is the native tongue.
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Arabic Courses in Cambridge (closed group)
Our Arabic courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Arabic Course or In-Company Small Group Arabic Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Arabic Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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An experienced, CELTA-certified English teacher, David has taught students in various realms, such as grammar, accent reduction, business English, and general conversation. Along with his native English, he also speaks German, French, and some Spanish.
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